E 200 Why the Church Should Care About Housing (2021)


It might be thought that concern for housing was a merely practical issue of ethical concern for Christians. In fact, the issues of house, home and land are a central thread in the biblical narrative.

This important study shows how the elements of that narrative translate into specific aspirations for housing policy, and thus how Christian hope speaks into this most fundamental of human needs.

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Author: Graham Tomlin

Graham Tomlin is Bishop of Kensington. He was formerly Vice Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and the first Dean of St Mellitus College. He was Vice Chair of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community, having become interested in housing after his involvement with the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

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Author: Stephen Backhouse

Stephen Backhouse is a political theologian and the Director of Tent Theology. He was formerly a Dean at Westminster Theological Centre and Head of Graduate Studies at St Mellitus College. He is the author of several books. He served as a Commissioner for the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community.

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